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Towards a Full-Text Historical Digital Library

  • Robert B. Allen
  • Yoonmi Chu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8839)

Abstract

A new generation of digital libraries is now possible based on the large amount of open-access full-text and other rich-media materials available. Such content can be more richly modeled and cross-linked than is possible for traditional document-level digital libraries. For collections which include details of events such as collections of newspapers, structured descriptions could be developed to focus on events. For higher-level historical analysis a combination of content and discourse descriptions is needed. Prior work on composite hypertexts has focused almost exclusively on the relationship of the discourse terms without considering the semantics of the content. Here, we describe a framework and interface widgets that support interaction with a historical text which incorporates both discourse and content descriptions. Further, we consider broader issues of interaction based on rich description of content.

Keywords

Adversarial Argumentation Community Model Claims Browser Digital History Discourse Footnotes Historiography Human-Information Interaction Long-form Historical Analysis Model-based Argumentation Semantic Microworlds Tables of Contents Widgets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Allen
    • 1
  • Yoonmi Chu
    • 1
  1. 1.Yonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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